Indigenous management research in China from an engaged scholarship perspective

Andrew H. Van de Ven, Runtian Jing

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This commentary discusses the four articles in this special MOR issue on indigenous management research in China. It begins by recognizing the importance of indigenous research not only for understanding the specific knowledge of local phenomena, but also for advancing general theoretical knowledge across cultural boundaries. Challenging to undertake, we propose a method of engaged scholarship for conducting indigenous research. The four articles in this special issue provide good examples of applying principles of engaged scholarship in their indigenous Chinese management studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-137
Number of pages15
JournalManagement and Organization Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012


  • China
  • Culture
  • Engaged scholarship
  • Indigenous research


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